Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My Week in Running

Let's make this short and sweet, bullet style.  Pay attention, in tribute mockery of Charlie Sheen, I'll merge in some of his quotes, and see if I can make them make more sense than he does.  They almost seem to fit right in:

  • I ran in a 5k race on Thursday called the "I just felt like running" Virtual 5k put on by Jeff at Detroit Runner.  I kinda wimped out like I usually do in the winter and ran it on my treadmill.  On the positive side, I ran it faster than I thought I would (21 min 21 sec), and still had something more to give at the end.  I have tiger's blood and Adonis DNA.  Thanks again Jeff for sponsoring the run.
  • I had what I considered a moment of clarity after my quads were shredded at the Austin Marathon: Don't run on any more hills Start spinning.  Some of the fastest runners who I personally know crosstrain on the bike, and the bike can give my sorry underutilized quads the workout they've been missing.  So I switched my cross dressing training from the elliptical to the recumbent bicycle.  It seems to be paying off already.  You can't process me with a normal brain.
  • I came down with a cold last Wednesday including a fever of 100.7 that night.  I am on a drug, it's called 'Charlie Sheen.'  My other symptoms included the typical runny nose and sore throat. I think I'm done with the last symptom.  This is part of the reason I wasn't expecting to run my Virtual 5k as well as I did.
  • I ran 10 Yasso 800s at the gym on Monday.  It's been awhile since I did that many, but I was able to do each one in 3:15.  I'm pretty happy with that.  I have one speed, one gear... go!  For those who aren't familiar with Yasso 800s, the principal states that running 10 of them at the fastest pace you can maintain throughout, will predict your marathon finish such that if you run each of the 800s in 5 minutes 35 seconds, you should run the marathon in 5 hours 35 minutes.  This works for any pace, so if you can run each 800, in 4 minutes, you should run a 4 hour marathon  Therefore, I should be able to complete a marathon in 3:15:00 (BQ for me baby).  Duh, Winning!
Weekly Mileage
3/0988.6 min/mi
3/104Ran 5k in 21:21
3/1158.75 min/mi
3/12149 min/mi
3/130rest
3/148intervals 10 x 800m @ 6:30 pace
3/1558.5 min/mi
TOTAL44




Anybody watch The Simpsons where Bart crank calls Moe's Bar and asks him to page certain individuals?  Here's a candidate for one of Bart's calls.

Say his name loud enough for everyone in the room
to hear you.

When Mike Litoris walks in the room, the party can get started.

29 comments:

XLMIC said...

No! I won't say it loudly…old enough kids in the room ;-) and I can't believe that is really his name! Where did you find that?

Congrats on your virtual 5K! I did it too and had an after-kids PR!

Awesome job on your Yasso's! And glad you're feeling better :)

Wanna Be a Skinnie Minnie! said...

Great Job on your 5K! I have never heard of an Yasso. I might have to try that since I am on Spring Break right now! Your Charlie Sheen quotes fit pretty well! :o)

Julie said...

Mike Litoris. Now, THAT is funny :-)

Signing off for now,
Dixie Normous

Tortuga_Runner said...

LOL I so needed a laugh today. Thanks!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Ha, I think he was interviewed by Hugh Jasole!

Michael said...

This whole post cracked me up. Thanks for the laugh! Winning!

misszippy said...

Excellent post, Charlie. Thanks for sharing a piece of your awesome brain with us.

Angie said...

Hilarious post! Just what I needed this morning! :) Excellent job with the 800s by the way!

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

I have yet to ever run 10 of those damn things.. got to 8 2 years ago and fractured my femur. I've done 5 so far and I'm on burnout and tight calves.. Damn you Yasso!! Great week for you!! YAY!

Kovas said...

Great week, nice to know Charlie Sheen inspires you.

Chanda M. DeFoor said...

What is up with everyone getting sick lately? I hope you're all better!

Your 5K time was awesome!

Hannah said...

Ok, that was all really freaking funny.

Nice job on the 5k after being sick. There's so much crap going around right now. So ready for spring! And on your 800s. I have only done them on the track - haven't thought about a treadmill version. Sounds fun!

Christi said...

Yay for the 5k speed!

Dash said...

Mike Litoris! That is too funny! Nice job on the Yasso's, hope your Charlie Sheen drug lasts until your next marathon! YES!

Jill said...

Excellent week - yay!!

Just wanted to remind you quickly, as I star at the clock on my wall, it's PP registration day. I *think* I'm going to have to pass as the heel is still unhappy and I don't want to eat any more registration fees. But I'll be there to cheer you on!! Awesome race!!

Char said...

My brain must be normal because I can't process CS

Big Daddy Diesel said...

You are fast and I have I have one speed, one gear.... slow

Chris K said...

Man, too bad you are such a young pup. 3:15 sounds hard. Luckily I am old and only had to run 3:30.

Nelly said...

love the Charlie Sheen references, haha

nice work on the Yasso 800s!

And Mr. Litoris looks like he was on a broadcast in my neck of the woods (KTVU Channel 2, I can tell by the logo, haha)

Meg O @watchmegorun said...

hahaha, love the name! too funny! great job on the 5k!

Andrew Opala said...

Awesome pace on those intervals ... and I have been busy forwarding that video to everyone on my contact list for the last hour!

Fair Weather Runner said...

heyo! your sickness has moved onto me. blech. do you have a Y membership? i go to THE BEST spin class ever. nice mileage, sorry for the late comment, i've been busy being sick... :)

Nelly said...

Like most people, I have Kansas vs Ohio State in the final, Kansas could definitely win the title this year! The Morris twins are hard to stop!

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

Great job on the Yasso's!! I'll be biking more too, I do believe it does really help!

Caroline said...

Fast fast 5k!
Kansas is scary
I think they can be THE ONES this year
I picked them in one of my 3 pools
Still Go Duke

chris mcpeake said...

Hilarious. I needed that!!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Coach appreciated your suggestion an promptly decided against 26.2! ha ha!

Howie Feltersnatch?

Nelly said...

Did you go the Wichita State game tonight? Saw that they won to advance to the NIT semis! The guy on the other team was making shots from like half court! Haha

Adam said...

Oh, Charlie scheen sheen never gets old. Nice work on the yassos. I am a true believer of their predictive qualities. As long as you have a base they will get you there!!